Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, the man behind the huge inflatable Stonehenge at this years’ Sydney Festival must be a big kid at heart.

I am not sure who had more fun when we went last weekend, me or the kids. Such a great idea.

It was a very hot Saturday. I was worried that the queues would be horrendous. But I was pleasantly surprised. The time on the bouncy castle was limited to ten minutes which meant that the queuing time was pretty speedy. We only had to wait for one group before us. The guides also passed out umbrellas for shade. They also announced when the bouncers were half way through their bounce time and did a 10 second countdown which amused the kids.

The only downside was that the sun made the surface so hot it was boiling without socks. I didn’t read the warning on the website. On the plus side it kept you bouncing and running around.

It was exhausting but I loved it. The kids had fun too.


Sacrilege is part of the Sydney Festival and is just one of the bouncy castles in Hyde Park’s Australia Day Summer Playground. Kids can also jump on the Cottage Jumping Castle and surf down the Big Wave Slide.

For further information visit: www.sydneyfestival.org.au  and www.australiaday.com.au